National Tennis Centre

Major Projects Victoria engaged A.G. Coombs Advisory to undertake the LEED Commissioning Authority (CxA) role on its National Tennis Centre project.

As LEED CxA on this project, A.G. Coombs Advisory worked with Major Projects Victoria and services engineers WSP to target both LEED commissioning credits:

  • EA Prerequisite 1 Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems.
  • EA Credit 3 Enhanced Commissioning.

Undertaking the LEED CxA role incorporated the following:

  • Early engagement as Commissioning Authority in order to document the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) prior to preparation of the Basis of Design (BOD) report by the services engineers.
  • Review of the consultant’s Design Documentation during the schematic and design development phases of the project.
  • Review of the subcontractor’s Design Documentation throughout construction.
  • Developing and implementing the commissioning plan and maintaining consistency with the OPR and BOD reports.
  • Documentation of the final commissioning reports.
  • Developing the Systems Manual for use by the operations team.
  • Implementing the Training Plan to ensure adequate transfer of knowledge from construction to operation.
  • Involvement in the operational phase of the project.
The LEED process has helped Major Projects Victoria to deliver a sustainable new tennis centre in Melbourne. The early engagement of A.G. Coombs Advisory brought professional advice and expert knowledge to the entire project, from planning through to implementation and training. They have played a pivotal role in our achievement of a LEED New Construction Design and Construction Gold Rating.

Lucy Carrigg, Project Manager, Major Projects Victoria

Project Overview

Project Name: National Tennis Centre

Location: VIC

Client: Major Projects Victoria

Year Completed: 2012

Project Type

LEED Commissioning Authority


  • Achievement of a LEED New Construction Design and Construction Gold Rating.
  • Provision of a clear framework for the commissioning process in line with LEED requirements for consistency, from OPR through construction to handover and operation.
  • Provision of an independent review of the services engineer’s and builder’s design documentation during the design and construction phases, ensuring that potential design issues did not become as -built issues.
  • Provision of an independent and objective assessment of the commissioning planning and implementation process, which commenced 12-months prior to planned completion.
  • Achievement of the required LEED criteria owing to the consistency of all documentation required for compliance by the LEED commissioning clauses, including the OPR, design review, commissioning plan and commissioning report.
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